AP SUBTHEME: Leisure and Sports, Housing and Shelter, Travel
Recommended pacing: 4 weeks Teachers need to appropriate the number of lessons to the caliber of students in the class so long as they are being given opportunities to meet the objectives of the unit.
Virginia State Foreign Language Standards of Learning for Level:
•SIV.1 The student will exchange information orally and in writing in Spanish on a variety of topics related to contemporary and historical events and issues.
•SIV.2 The student will demonstrate skills necessary to sustain extended oral and written exchanges in Spanish.
•SIV.3 The student will comprehend spoken and written Spanish found in a variety of authentic sources.
•SIV.7 The student will demonstrate increased understanding of the connections between content studied in Spanish class and content studied in other subject areas.
•SIV.9 The student will expand understanding of the English language through study and analysis of increasingly complex elements of the Spanish language. •SIV.10 The student will apply Spanish language skills and cultural understanding in opportunities beyond the classroom setting for recreational, educational, and occupational purposes.
• Maintain a discussion related to camping/ecotourism.
• Discuss and/or debate camping/ecotourism.
• Express and explain camping/ecotourism.
• Express opinions and react to camping/ecotourism.
• Demonstrates comprehension of content from authentic audio visual texts relating to camping/ecotourism.
• Evaluates and interprets written texts and materials on camping/ecotourism.
• Produce oral and written reports on camping/ecotourism.
• Produce an activity showing the preparation of a successful and safe camping site.
• Produce an oral or written presentation
reflecting current trends and/or attitudes in
society related to safety and respect for the environment while camping or enjoying ecotourism.
• Explore attitudes when reacting to ecotourism and the treatment of nature by ecotourists.
• Make connections between historical contexts and current attitudes towards national parks and ecotourism.
• Compare and contrast national parks.
COMMUNITIES: • Explore camping/ ecotourism in your own community or your school and compare them to issues in Spanish- speaking communities.
• Identify local Spanish- speaking communities and cultural events related to camping and ecotourism.
Create a brochure with how to and safety tips for a camping trip, Public Service Announcement about safe camping/ use of nature, Plan an excursion to a National Park presenting ecotourism events and activities, Stage an actual campsite in the classroom or courtyard to introduce or practice vocabulary, Websites for national parks (el Yunque - http://www.fs.usda.gov/elyunque, Parques nacionales de España -http://reddeparquesnacionales.mma.es/parques/index.htm), http://www.ver-taal.com/telediario.htm
Research national parks, dialogues about trips, discuss weather, songs: Zambambazo.com, news about
current weather events, readings from Aventuras Literarias : "Una Carta a Dios" p. 57, "Poema
XXIII" p. 96, Ventanas Dos: "Al Aire Libre" p. 54, Conversación y Controversia: "Los Climas" p..
138, Read "Los Ojos de Carmen" by Blaine Ray, Ch. 1 of Realidades 3, list of cohesive devices for writing.
Teachers resources available on http://loudounvision.net/ LCPS Spanish Teacher Exchange
NOTE: Teachers should use the appropriate PALS rubrics for speaking and writing.